The start of Day 2 would be quite interesting in order to see © Getty Images (File Photo)
The start of Day 2 would be quite interesting in order to see © Getty Images (File Photo)

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Rain halts play and stumps have been called. Sri Lanka end stumps on 304 for the loss of nine wickets. Rangana Herath and debutant Dushmantha Chameera are not out. Sri Lanka lead by 166 runs.

Live cricket score: Sri Lanka 303/9 | Overs 117.2

OUT! Tharindu Kaushal c Misbah-ul-Haq b Yasir Shah 18(44)

Rangana Herath 9(26)

Another five-wicket haul for Yasir Shah. Tharindu Kaushal is the batsman depart. Kaushal tries loft one for a boundary but lands in Misbah’s safe hands.


Live cricket score: Sri Lanka 303/8 | Overs 117

Rangana Herath 9(26), Tharindu Kaushal 18(42)

Junaid Khan returns to bowl. Rangana Herath to face Junaid. First ball, dot ball. Single off the second ball. Chances of rain. Ground staff ready with the covers. It has started drizzling. Dot ball. Single taken. Herath back on strike. Dot balls.

Live cricket score: Sri Lanka 275/8 | Overs 106

OUT! Angelo Mathews lbw Yasir Shah 77(153)

Rangana Herath 0(0), Tharindu Kaushal 0(2)

Angelo Mathews departs. Trapped leg before. Yasir Shah picks up his 50th Test wicket. Thus becoming the quickest Pakistan cricketer to reach 50 wickets, from nine Tests.


Live cricket score: Sri Lanka 239/6 | Overs 91

Angelo Mathews 61(112), Dhammika Prasad 16(30)

Match resumes after tea. Junaid Khan starts with one wide. Two dot balls. Two runs. Single. Dhammika Prasad on strike. Short delivery, Prasad cuts it and takes good three runs. Mathews on strike and single to end the over.


Live cricket score: Sri Lanka 231/6 | Overs 90

Angelo Mathews 57(107), Dhammika Prasad 13(29)

That is tea. Sri Lanka have stumbled horribly after Kaushal Silva’s run out.


Live cricket score: Sri Lanka 216/6 | Overs 86

Angelo Mathews 50(100), Dhammika Prasad 5(12)

Angelo Mathews completes his half-century. This is his 21st half-century. Single taken. Inside edge and Mathews is safe. Sri Lanka lead by 78 runs.


Live cricket score: Sri Lanka 202/6 | Overs 81

OUT! Kithuruwan Vithanage b Yasir Shah 3(6)

Angelo Mathews 41(81), Dhammika Prasad 0(1)

Vithanage tries to reverse sweep Yasir Shah and is bowled! What was he thinking? Why was he playing that shot? Dhammika Prasad is on strike. Yasir Shah appeals for LBW. Umpire says no and Misbah decides to take DRS. Replays show inside edge. However, there is uncertainty.


Live cricket score: Sri Lanka 194/5 | Overs 77

OUT! Kaushal Silva run out(Yasir Shah/Sarfraz Ahmed) 80(218), Dinesh Chandimal b Yasir Shah 1(5)

Angelo Mathews 36 (64)

And Kaushal Silva’s patient knock comes to an end, as Sri Lanka lose their fourth wicket. Paddles down towards mid-on and runs down the track for a single, only to be sent back by his partner. Slips on his way back, which gives the wicketkeeper enough time to unsettle the stumps. And Yasir Shah bowls Dinesh Chandimal after the latter comes down the track and attempts to play him towards the leg-side.


Live cricket score: Sri Lanka 159/3 | Overs 66

Kaushal Silva 69(187), Angelo Mathews 18 (34)

Play resumes after lunch. Yasir Shah continues. Dot ball. Angelo Mathews smashes the second for four runs. Dot balls. Single taken and Silva on strike. Dot ball, and four to end the over.


Live cricket score: Sri Lanka 147/3 | Overs 62

Kaushal Silva 64(179), Angelo Mathews 11 (18)

Lunch has been taken. Despite losing two wickets, Sri Lanka look to be on the driver’s seat. This is due to Kaushal Silva’s half-century. Sri Lanka lead by nine runs.


Live cricket score: Sri Lanka 135/3 | Overs 59

Kaushal Silva 53(163), Angelo Mathews 10 (16)

That is Kaushal Silva’s half-century. This is Silva’s 8th half-century. Angelo Mathews joins the party.  Two runs, followed by four. Dot balls to end the over.


Live cricket score: Sri Lanka 119/3 | Overs 55

OUT! Lahiru Thirimanne c Azhar Ali b Yasir Shah 7(39)

Kaushal Silva 47(151), Angelo Mathews 0 (4)

Yasir Shah strikes! Round the wicket and Lahiru Thirmanne edges and Azhar Ali juggles but finally holds. Sri Lanka lose their third wicket. Dot balls.


Live cricket score: Sri Lanka 115/2 | Overs 53

Kaushal Silva 45(148), Lahiru Thirimanne 5(34)

Yasir Shah is bowling his 11th over. He is yet to pick a wicket in this match. There have been a missed opportunity. Azhar Ali dropped in the previous over. Single taken and Thirmanne on strike. Fielding changed for Yasir Shah. Extra cover in place. Dot balls.


Live cricket score: Sri Lanka 98/2 | Overs 44

OUT! Kumar Sangakkara c Asad Shafiq b Zulfiqar Babar 34(70)

Kaushal Silva 33(124), Lahiru Thirimanne 0(4)

Zulfiqar Babar to bowl. Single taken and direct hit and umpires ask the third umpire to decide. Looks like Kumar Sangakkara is safe. Sangakkara slams one towards long-on and Asad Shafiq takes a brilliant catch. Goes running back to collect the ball and Sangakkara has to depart after scoring 34. Dot balls. Good comeback by Pakistan.


Live cricket score: Sri Lanka 81/1 | Overs 38

Kaushal Silva 28(115), Kumar Sangakkara 22(47)

Pakistan have opted for a pace and spin combination at the start of the second day in the form of Junaid Khan and Saeed Ajmal. Meanwhile, Sri Lanka are yet to score a boundary in the day so far.


Live cricket score: Sri Lanka 75/1 | Overs 33

Kaushal Silva 26(94), Kumar Sangakkara 18(38)

The players walk out to the middle, and the we get the news of Wahab Riaz not being able to bowl today due to an injury to his left hand and will not bowl for the rest of the match! Huge blow for Pakistan! Meanwhile Sri Lanka get five runs off the first over of the day, which is bowled by Junaid Khan


Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live blog of the second day’s play in the second Test between Sri Lanka and Pakistan at the P Sara Oval in Colombo on Thursday. This is Sudatta Mukherjee, and I will be bringing you the live cricket scores and live updates of this second cricket Test. Younis Khan: I want to continue playing for a few more years

Sri Lanka were undoubtedly on top on Day 1 as the bowlers did a fine job to restrict Pakistan to a paltry total of 138, after skipper, Misbah-ul-Haq won the toss and elected to bat first. T Kaushal’s five-wicket haul, along with Dhammika Prasad‘s three-wicket haul was enough to bowl out the visitors. A ‘low’ for Rangana Herath

Coming out to bat earlier than they had ever expected, Sri Lanka finished on top as they scored 70 for the loss of a wicket, with Dimuth Karunaratne being the only man to be dismissed for 28 by Junaid Khan. Its Kaushal Silva and Kumar Sangakkara on the crease, batting on 21 and 18, respectively, as they trail Pakistan by 68 runs. Inzamam-ul-Haq, Rashid Latif congratulate Younis Khan

The start of Day 2 would be quite interesting in order to see if the Pakistan bowlers manage to get early breakthroughs in the early hours of the day’s play. It would really be crucial for Sri Lanka to bat out the initial stage of the day’s play carefully, in order to bat comfortably for the rest of the day. Younis Khan becomes 5th Pakistani cricketer to complete 100 Tests

Teams:

Pakistan: Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Hafeez, Azhar Ali, Younis Khan, Misbah-ul-Haq (c), Asad Shafiq, Sarfraz Ahmed (wk), Wahab Riaz, Yasir Shah, Zulfiqar Babar, Junaid Khan.

Sri Lanka: Kaushal Silva, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kumar Sangakkara, Lahiru Thirimanne, Angelo Mathews (c), Dinesh Chandimal (wk), Kithuruwan Vithanage, Dhammika Prasad, Rangana Herath, Tharindu Kaushal, Dushmantha Chameera.

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